Headshot of Dr. Jinkyu Jung

Jinkyu Jung, Ph.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Neuro-Oncology Branch


Dr. Jung is developing novel preclinical models and therapeutic strategies that can be immediately applied to clinical trials at the Neuro-Oncology Branch (NOB). His research focuses on developing new anti-cancer drug targets and precision medicine models for patients with brain tumors, using computational analyses and patient-derived samples.

Explore the NOB's Research Programs >

Areas of Expertise

The Tumor Microenvironment | Cancer Drug Discovery | Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer | Rare Tumors | Brain and Spine Cancer | Chemoresistance


Selected Key Publications

Mitochondrial NIX Promotes Tumor Survival in the Hypoxic Niche of Glioblastoma.

Jung J, Zhang Y, Celiku O, Zhang W, Song H, Williams BJ, Giles AJ, Rich JN, Abounader R, Gilbert MR, Park DM
Cancer Research. 79(20): 5218-5232, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Dopamine Receptor D5 is a Modulator of Tumor Response to Dopamine Receptor D2 Antagonism

Prabhu VV, Madhukar NS, Gilvary C, Kline CLB, Oster S, El-Deiry WS, Elemento O, Doherty F, VanEngelenburg A, Durrant J, Tarapore RS, Deacon S, Charter N, Jung J, Park DM, Gilbert MR, Rusert J, Wechsler-Reya R, Arrillaga-Romany I, Batchelor TT, Wen PY, Oster W, Allen JE
Clinical Cancer Resesarch. 25(7): 2305-2313, 2019. [ Journal Article ]

Nicotinamide metabolism regulates glioblastoma stem cell maintenance

Jung J, Kim LJ, Wang X, Wu Q, Sanvoranart T, Hubert CG, Prager BC, Wallace LC, Jin X, Mack SC, Rich JN
JCI Insight. 2(10): e90019, 2017. [ Journal Article ]

Protein phosphatase 2A inhibition enhances radiation sensitivity and reduces tumor growth in chordoma

Hao S, Song H, Zhang W, Seldomridge A, Jung J, Giles AJ, Hutchinson MK, Cao X, Colwell N, Lita A, Larion M, Maric D, Abu-Asab M, Quezado M, Kramp T, Camphausen K, Zhuang Z, Gilbert MR, Park DM
Neuro-Oncology. 20(6): 799-809, 2018. [ Journal Article ]

Isolation and Propagation of Glioma Stem Cells from Acutely Resected Tumors

Jung J, Gilbert MR, Park DM
Methods in Molecular Biology. 1516: 361-369, 2016. [ Journal Article ]